Museums, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World - Shared screen with speaker view
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Alexandra Fernandez Coego
Thank you for the links! Where can we download the poster from?
Alejandra, we will share the link with all attendees
Hi - will these slides be available after the seminar?
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Hollis J Gillespie
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Ditto Ayesha’s question re availability of the slides after the webinar…?
Would also LOVE to have access to the slides after!
In that soft power allows for all voices it should not be a threat.
Once soft power becomes manipulative it becomes a threat.
It would be interesting to see if people think if religion is soft power, for instance…
^ I agree. In my opinion, it's not soft power itself but rather who wields it that makes a difference. I'm a big believer of Choice, Not Concept
I like that statement: “who wields it that makes a difference…”
Liberal (not the political definition) education is key. Soft power works in a culture where people are open to different points of view.
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Tell all sides of the story. Great but does it mean that the museum have to be neutral (politically neutral)?
Hi Deborah! I think a great example of soft power and religion is the confrontation of the frescos: school of athens (and the court discussing the transsubstantiation in the Raphael Rooms) two very different arguments--but both very persuasive. Is there a difference between soft power and propaganda, or are they esentially the same thing at times?
Don’t we need to start in the education process? I teach Asian art history and recognized that that I could model ‘hard’ power or ‘soft’ power in approach to looking at art especially non-Western art. (I didn’t call it hard/soft such as Eurocentric.
This is a very interesting meeting. Congratulations and thanks, Gregg, Antonio, Gail...
@David Vuillau That is a question/concept that I had to answer in my Museums and Communities class. It's a Very Difficult question to answer whether or not museums need to be neutral. I'd say that it All Depends on Socio-Political Climate and the Museum's Mission
thanks for all this, I hope, that we ca continue our work with more political selfconscoisness and attitude
Excellent question, Virginia. It depends on the accessibility of information and education to the masses so people can think for themselves but also the institutions that wield power…complex topic.
Museums play a critical role and I don’t think we have entirely stepped up to the plate or haven’t fully realized their soft power…
our soft power
@Gail Lord What is your opinion on soft power in history museums and their impact on giving a total and objective historical viewpoint?
How museums programs deal with the cultural plans and policies of the governments?
Love that question.
Question for Gail: I find extremely relevant the relationship between soft power and cities, based on that: How can museums create strategic alliances with non-traditional actors in cities to advance a soft power strategy?
Hello Antonio,Museums can encorage visitors personal
True collaborations and information sharing with non-traditional actors, non-scholars, etc.
Great comments! Thank you Talila and Deborah!
No worries! Happy to have you here!
The concept of acknowledging all sides of a story is powerful. I think it would only increase the perception of museums as trustworthy, but it doesn't give equal weight to all opinions vs facts.
We didn’t discuss the power of digital communication to disrupt all other communications…soft or hard power?
So we give multiperspectivity, we acknowledge other points of view but we show transparently the museum's opinion (if we have one)
Well, is this more effective for public rather than private museums? Private museums may have an opposing agenda, ie: Gardner Museum, Getty
@Mary Kershaw I would argue that it depends on how a museum structures its presentations and exhibition
@David Galante I would agree, and would add programs and collections.
History Museums are memory holders. They play a crucial role preserving the heritage and values for future generations
@Virginia Curry I agree. I'm wondering the same thing too. Private museums are Private entities and I think it could be more difficult to apply this to them
@Antonio Rodriguez I Agree with your statement 100% That is why I Love working in History museums
How can we be more inclusive of rural museums. There are vast regions of our countries where people have no access to museums. This has political implications.
Pierre André COLY
THANK YOU ALL
Thanks Gail, that was terrific!
Jozefien De Bock
Thanks Gail, great talk!
Wonderful and thank you!
Hollis J Gillespie
Agree with all the congrats. Very insightful. Thank you
thank you all, let’s repeat and continue this discussion
Thanks all, thanks Gail, Stevens and collegues
Thank You All and I Agree with Claudia, we should repeat and continue this discussion
A recommendation: Maybe next time we can read suggested material to be able to have a more active participation.
Excellent presentation, great examples, good discussion. Inspiring time, thank you!
Thank you for setting up this conversation! Plenty of food for thought.
I Agree Wholeheartedly
Thank you, all!
Will the slides be available after the seminar?
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Thanks All! :)
Thanks to all!
The link would be great
Hyun Seok Kim
Thank you Gail and Greg
Pierre André COLY
Thank you all! Great webinar. Food for thought.
Thank you, from Caracas, Venezuela.